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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2008 DS Game of the Year] When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon[Metacritic's 2008 DS Game of the Year] When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future. Features an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time. An inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda. Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills. Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world. Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality. A brand new dungeon and a Wireless Play mode adds exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic. [Square Enix] Expand
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  • Developer: TOSE
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Console-style RPG, Console-style RPG, Japanese-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
  3. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. GamePro
    100
    Regardless of whether you played it already or are new to the series, you owe it to yourself to check out this amazing title. [Dec 2008, p.97]
  2. 100
    Chrono Trigger is one of the most charming, endearing, and most fun role playing games I have ever had the pleasure of playing.
  3. Easily one of the best video games I've played in the recent past, and I've played quite a few of them. Whether or not you're a fan of consoled-based role-playing games, you owe it to yourself to try this one; it might just change your opinion of them.
  4. Chrono Trigger rightfully climbs to the olymp of roleplaying games. Charming graphics, great story and a neat combat system make this classic an instant hit on the NDS!
  5. Chrono Trigger DS is a remake done right, and both longtime fans and new players should pick it up.
  6. One of the best roleplaying adventures ever made is revived for the Nintendo DS, and it's as fantastic as it ever was. Despite being 14 years old this game still manages to wipe the floor with most games released in it's wake. Design, script, sound, characters, the time traveling mechanic and a number of other features are simply so ingenious that more than a decade of subsequent games has seen few titles to rival this experience.
  7. Chrono Trigger is worth travelling back in time for again and again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 112
  2. Negative: 6 out of 112
  1. okamiandchronotriggerlover
    Dec 9, 2008
    10
    Truly the most beautiful thing on the DS this year. this is my favorite game. it has very addicting combat. if you have never played thisTruly the most beautiful thing on the DS this year. this is my favorite game. it has very addicting combat. if you have never played this game, then get it NOW. its even better than final fantasy. i found the monster battle arena feature to be really fun. :D you cant beat the classics, especially when it comes to this. Expand
  2. JimG
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    I don't know how anyone could give this game less than a 9. It is, without a doubt, one of the best RPGs of ALL time. If not, THE best. I don't know how anyone could give this game less than a 9. It is, without a doubt, one of the best RPGs of ALL time. If not, THE best. It's a great DS port of the original with a few newly added additions that is definitely worth the experience and price tag all over again. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    10
    This game is totally the best RPG of its time both on SNES,PS, and DS.
    I played most of it on PS, a demo which got me into the DS remake. The
    This game is totally the best RPG of its time both on SNES,PS, and DS.
    I played most of it on PS, a demo which got me into the DS remake. The game's characters are amazing, the music is wonderful it made me feel many emotions such as happiness, sadness and even fear.
    The song "Strains of Insanity" has laughing in the background, frightening! This is probably a messy review, but I don't know how to explain it..I love this game. Time travel is amazing in this game plus it has so many endings depending on what you do. In the DS remake it allows you to have "New game+" which is an awesome feature to any game. I hope you'll give this game a chance, despite my messy review. I know you'll love the music, the characters and the story line!
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  4. Oct 24, 2017
    10
    Easily one of the most influential games ever created, and one of the only titles that competes with final fantasy for recognition amongst theEasily one of the most influential games ever created, and one of the only titles that competes with final fantasy for recognition amongst the best jrpg games. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2019
    10
    The best JRPG ever in its ultimate version. The story is awesome, the combat is very enjoing as JRPGs don't use to be. A must have game.
  6. Oct 26, 2013
    9
    this game is epic
    it has a deep story,with great character
    it had good graphics in his time the posibilties were infinited final fantasy
    this game is epic
    it has a deep story,with great character
    it had good graphics in his time
    the posibilties were infinited
    final fantasy dragon ball= chrono trigger
    one of the best rpg of ever!!!!
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  7. Jun 23, 2017
    1
    FF7 is way better lol. Worst game sqare has made. I mean, the main character doesn't use the buster sword, so, it's already a 0/10. OnlyFF7 is way better lol. Worst game sqare has made. I mean, the main character doesn't use the buster sword, so, it's already a 0/10. Only redeeming qualty is Frog. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
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#1 Most Shared DS Game of 2008